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Twain, Mark

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Mark Twain - Pamphlets on American Writers #5, Leary, Lewis
1 Leary, Lewis Mark Twain - Pamphlets on American Writers #5
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1962 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1962 First Edition, 3th printing. Measures 8" x 5-1/2" wide. Stiff stapled wrapper softcover. 48 pp. Title #5 of this long published University of Minnesota literary publication. American literary biography on Mark Twain, one of America's greatest humorist writers. Good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's label on inside front cover. Light wear to edge of outer spine. Not ex-library; staple binding sound - copy tight and complete. 
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Mark Twain, A Bibliography of the Collections of the Mark Twain Memorial and the Stowe-Day Foundation, McBride, William M.
2 McBride, William M. Mark Twain, A Bibliography of the Collections of the Mark Twain Memorial and the Stowe-Day Foundation
Hartford, Conn. McBride Publishing 1984 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
Hartford, Conn.: McBride Publishing, 1984. Stated 1st edition. Signed by the author / compiler on the title page, dated 2007. Black cloth hardcover with dust jacket measures 9-1/4" tall x 6-1/4" wide. Gilt title on spine and gilt decorations on front cover. Illustrated with 16 color plates and hundreds of b/w illustrations. 487 pp. Compiler William McBride has collected info to produce a comprehensive Twain bibliography describing 761 of his books in various editions, plus 169 books on Twain, and 327 items of his correspondence (summaries of every letter owned by the Mark Twain Memorial And The Stowe-day Foundation), as well as foreign editions. This very useful bibliography contains photographs of each book cover, title page and points of issue when known. An indispensable work, covering the full breadth of Mark Twain's writings after Merle Johnson's first Twain bibliography in 1910 and the entries in Jacob Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature in 1957. This first edition / first printing was limited to 1,500 copies, along with 52 leather bound signed copies. At the time of listing this book for sale, this was the only signed, limited edition copy available online. 
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The American Short Story - Pamphlets on American Writers #14 [Hemingway] [Poe] [Twain] [Steinbeck] [Melville], Ross, Danforth
3 Ross, Danforth The American Short Story - Pamphlets on American Writers #14 [Hemingway] [Poe] [Twain] [Steinbeck] [Melville]
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1963 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1963 First Edition, 2nd printing. Measures 8" x 5-1/2" wide. Stiff stapled wrapper softcover. 47 pp. Title #14 of this long published University of Minnesota literary publication. American literary biography on the American Short Story, covering Washington Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Bret Harte, Henry James, Cather, Dreiser, Steinbeck, Crane, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, among others. Good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's label on inside front cover. Light wear to edge of outer spine. Some underlining of text in red pen. Not ex-library; staple binding sound - copy tight and complete. 
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[Mark Swain]
4 Twain, Mark [Mark Swain] "Forty-three Days in an Open Boat" Harper's Monthly Magazine Dec. 1866 Vol 34
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12 
Forty-three Days in an Open Boat, by Mark Swain (pp. 104-113) (Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine): New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Volume #34, Issues #199 - 204. 6-month bound magazine with December, 1866 - May, 1867, with added title and contents pages in front, and original wraps & ads removed. Quarter brown leather spine with four raised bands and gilt decoration, with dark hardcover boards. Measures 6-1/2" x 9-3/4" tall. 816 pp. Illustrated with 211named black/white illustrations, with titles in front contents section. Front index includes all titles and authors. Notable for containing Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. Published anonymously in the individual issues, the story is attributed in the table of contents in the bound volumes to "Mark Swain," as Twain had yet to gain national recognition, though his "jumping frog" story was just beginning to spread in newspapers throughout America. A description of the events by Twain himself, taken from 'My Debut as a Literary Person': "This was in 1866. I prepared my contribution, and then looked around for the best magazine to go up to glory in. I selected the most important one in New York. The contribution was accepted. I signed it 'MARK TWAIN;' for that name had some currency on the Pacific coast, and it was my idea to spread it all over the world, now, at this one jump. The article appeared in the December number, and I sat up a month waiting for the January number; for that one would contain the year's list of contributors, my name would be in it, and I should be famous and could give the banquet I was meditating. I did not give the banquet. I had not written the 'MARK TWAIN' distinctly; it was a fresh name to Eastern printers, and they put it 'Mike Swain' or 'MacSwain,' I do not remember which. At any rate, I was not celebrated and I did not give the banquet. I was a Literary Person, but that was all--a buried one; buried alive." This volume also contains the original (and first story) about 'Wild Bill Hickok', written by Colonel George Ward Nichols, after a 'quick draw' duel between Hickok and Davis Tutt, Jr. in Springfield, Missouri on July 21, 1865. The article recounts the hundreds of men Hickok (James Butler Hickok) personally killed, and other exaggerated exploits. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Leather spine binding worn at edges & head and tail. Outer spine edges cracked on head of spine, 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" respectively; lower spine cracked at outer edge 2" length. Front inner gutter starting, responding to above mentioned cracks. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed; fore edge shows a few bump indentations. Outer cloth covers show light wear; rear top corner shows a corner of moisture damage, 'wrinkling' the cloth (although entire covers feel firm and tight). Marbled endpapers have light age wear to their glossy appearance. Internally, foxed endpapers and random locations within text. Notable 'spots' around Wild Bill article (see picture). Title page torn and creased, almost 3/4 way thru (blank back side could easily be repaired with japan paper method. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. No other interior marks, writing, highlighting, or major things to note. Bright pages and crisp/clean illustrations throughout. 
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5 Twain, Mark [Mark Swain] "Forty-three Days in an Open Boat" Harper's Monthly Magazine Dec. 1866 Vol 34
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1866 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12 
Forty-three Days in an Open Boat, by Mark Swain (pp. 104-113) (Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine): Book Description: Harper & Brothers December 1866, New York, 1866. Volume 34, Issue #199. General soiling. Good or better and scarce in wraps. Notable for containing Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. Published anonymously in the individual issues, the story is attributed in the table of contents in the bound volumes to "Mark Swain," as Twain had yet to gain national recognition, though his "jumping frog" story was just beginning to spread in newspapers throughout America. Condition: Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Leather spine binding worn at edges & head and tail. Outer spine edges cracked on head of spine, 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" respectively; lower spine cracked at outer edge 2" length. Front inner gutter starting, responding to above mentioned cracks. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed; fore edge shows a few bump indentations. Outer cloth covers show light wear; rear top corner shows a corner of moisture damage, 'wrinkling' the cloth (although entire covers feel firm and tight). Marbled endpapers have light age wear to their glossy appearance. Internally, foxed endpapers and random locations within text. Notable 'spots' around Wild Bill article (see picture). Title page torn and creased, almost 3/4 way thru (blank back side could easily be repaired with japan paper method. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. No other interior marks, writing, highlighting, or major things to note. Bright pages and crisp/clean illustrations throughout. A description of the events by Twain himself, taken from 'My Debut as a Literary Person': "This was in 1866. I prepared my contribution, and then looked around for the best magazine to go up to glory in. I selected the most important one in New York. The contribution was accepted. I signed it 'MARK TWAIN;' for that name had some currency on the Pacific coast, and it was my idea to spread it all over the world, now, at this one jump. The article appeared in the December number, and I sat up a month waiting for the January number; for that one would contain the year's list of contributors, my name would be in it, and I should be famous and could give the banquet I was meditating. I did not give the banquet. I had not written the 'MARK TWAIN' distinctly; it was a fresh name to Eastern printers, and they put it 'Mike Swain' or 'MacSwain,' I do not remember which. At any rate, I was not celebrated and I did not give the banquet. I was a Literary Person, but that was all--a buried one; buried alive." This volume also contains the original (and first story) about 'Wild Bill Hickok', written by Colonel George Ward Nichols, after a 'quick draw' duel between Hickok and Davis Tutt, Jr. in Springfield, Missouri on July 21, 1865. The article recounts the hundreds of men Hickok (James Butler Hickok) personally killed, and other exaggerated exploits. 
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